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the international community. >>> a senior u.s. official has brushed off north korea's condemnation of new u.s. sanctions against the country and its planned military drills with south korea. north korean foreign ministry official ri dong il said in vietnam on thursday that the u.s. moves represent an expansion of its anti-north korean and security in the peninsula. at a news conference u.s. assistant secretary of state phillip crowley responded to the north korean comments. >> the very kind of actions that we've announced in recent days including military exercises that will be conducted in the near future are expressly demonstrating that we will be prepared to act in response to future north korea provocations. >> crowley said actions by north korea, including the sinking of a south korean warship, are the kinds of moves that actually pose a threat to stability in the region. he said the united states wants the north to cease its provocative actions and take the affirmative steps toward denuclearization it has pledged in the past. >>> japan has agreed with the association of southeast asian
technology require a new level in the u.s.- israel cooperation. the rockets with better guidance system and greater range are spreading across the region. hamas has a substantial number of rockets in gaza. they all pose a serious danger. these and other threats to israel's civilian population are real and growing. they must be addressed. we are standing shoulder to shoulder with our israeli partners to do so. coming into my current job after eight years with senator clinton, i can attest to hurt deep sense of pride in being a strong voice for israel. i travel to israel with senator clinton in 2005. i join her on her first visit to israel as secretary of state in march of 2009. when it comes to the u.s.-israel relationship, the policy guidance secretary clinton has given me is no different from the guidance she gave me when i worked for her in the senate. in a recent speech, she asked me, coming from this experience of working with her, to make the management of our security relationship with israel preserving israel's military edge among my top priorities. the unique relationship betwee
the united states and russia. stand by. the defense secretary reveals his choice to be the new head of the u.s. military's central command. it's a u.s. marine general who once said it's fun to shoot some people. this hour the pentagon's problem. military brass with loose lips, and republican party chairman michael steele insists he's 100% behind the u.s. troops, but is that enough to satisfy conservatives who say it's past time for him to go. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> well, let's begin with the breaking news right now. all ten russian suspects appearing in a new york court pleaded guilty just a little while ago in connection with the stunning spy case, and now after days of speculation about a possible spy swap between the united states and russia, we've learned how the exchange is about to play out. let's bring in our foreign affairs correspondent jill doherty. she's got new information just coming in. jill, tell us what you know. >> reporter: right. wolf, this is -- we just got this. it's from the u.s. justice department, and this is a letter from the justice depa
because the turks have been very upset with the u.s. policy toward iran. they see it as too confrontational. the problem is that the americans are not in an advice- taking mode. actually we're not very good at taking advice in general. we're actually used to giving advice. the idea that we should have partners in the middle east who have other ideas about how to approach the crises there. we should maybe adjust our policies according to what our friends in the neighborhood suggest. it's something we're just not ready for. and so senator kerry on the broadcast here recently said to me, you know, turkey speaks to and has resonance with the arab street today, number one. number two, they're in a contest for leadership in the arab world. >> you're absolutely right. i wouldn't say just the arab world but the whole middle east. turkey is now able to play a role that no other country can play. how did turkey get to this position? because it's only been ten years that turkey has been really active in the world. before that turkey was just the loyal faithful foot soldier of the u.s.
the u.s. and israel agree it's time for tas for -- face to face peace talks between israel hes and palestinians but several sticking points remain, including border security and israeli settlements. senior white house correspondent major garrett is reporting live on the north lawn. major, is it oversimplifying things to say this new phase of the obama-netanyahu relationship will be sealed with a photograph? >> reporter: it really isn't, jon. the last time prime minister netanyahu was at the white house there were no photographs, no press coverage of the meetings and that created the atmosphere that tph*epb yahoo and president obama did not agree on fundamental issues crucial to the u.s.-israeli relationship. both sides tried to paper over the differences but without any sort of publicly visual express of support, there was a moment for both countries to say wait a minute this relationship may be getting off track and what we had moments arc the israeli prime minister arriving precisely on time, driving from the blair house where he's saying to see president obama. we'll see the
the stage for the largest russia-u.s. spy swap since the cold war. in new york, 10 people plead guilty to spying. allegations of a bomb plot in norway. three men arrested on suspicion of links to al qaeda. thousands rally at the solidarity march for captured israeli soldier to return to jerusalem. a warm welcome to bbc world news, broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later for you, could this be the future of air travel? the plane powered by the energy of the sun. and fifa promises action over the refereeing mistakes at this world cup. the bbc is told they'll be changed in time for 2014. >> in a new york court, 10 people accused of spying for russia have pleaded guilty and ordered deported. it seems to be part of a prisoner swap between the american and russian government, the largest since the cold war. a u.s. prosecutor says russia agreed to release a number of prisoners, it's believed up to four. >> this evening, in a new york court, the final pieces of a spy swap looked to be falling in place. the 10 people arrested last week as russian undercover spies appea
. brian? >> reporter: cynthia, the no-fly list is designed to keep suspected terrorists off u.s. airplanes. but in a lawsuit filed today on behalf of ten people on the list, the aclu says it has turned into an official government blacklist with the fbi secretly adding the names of entirely innocent americans, refusing to say why and with no clear way to ever get off the list. to keep american airplanes safe from terrorists, the fbi has put 22-year-old adama bah on the no-fly list. the fbi will not say why, and the new york nanny didn't find out until she showed up at laguardia airport this march to fly to chicago with the family for whom she works. >> they said, see a ticket agent. a federal agent showed up, i don't know where else, but nypd office shows up. >> reporter: your question to them is -- >> why am i on this list. can i fly? >> reporter: did they tell you why? >> no, nobody items you why. >> reporter: she's lived in new york since her parents brought her to new york at age 2. she received formal asylum status at age 16, has no criminal record and says she feels very much an ameri
of the u.s. and israel make nice and talk about making peace with the palestinians. we'll get reaction to what nasa chief says is the new prime directive from president obama: outreach to muslims. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. a white house under fire from critics for not securing the southern border, today went to court to keep arizona from trying to do the job itself. the administration followed suit on a threat to file a lawsuit against the arizona enforcement policy of immigration. setting stage for major battle. anita vogel is following the story from los angeles. the department of justice stepped forward over arizona's immigration law, giving police right to determine person's immigration status in the enforcement of other laws such as traffic stops. the federal law argues a couple of constitutional points; primarily, in our constitutional system the federal government has preeminent authority to regulate immigration matters and arizona's law will impose significant and counterproductive burdens on the federal agencies
in government and corporations in china than in the u.s. right now. the trust issue is lurking in the background. is something we will look at it again this year. -- it is something we will look at again this year. we will be doing this in august with synthetic biology. we found no public support for a moratorium on research. the question always comes up about shutting the system down. we did find public support for self-regulation by industry. the idea that the industry will look after itself and everything will be fine, there's not much public belief that will happen. when we asked people specifically about building confidence, 80% of the responses converge around three answers. they want greater transparency and disclosure about the science. they want free market testing. there is a fear that we're taking technologies and pushing them into the market without doing diligence. the government is not doing it. the corporations are not doing it. they also like the idea of third-party testing. they bring up examples like consumers union corporation underwriters lab, people above the fray like the n
in the u.s. house. >> military experts tell us that it could take up to 10 more years to achieve an acceptable outcome in afghanistan. we have already been there for nine years. i believe that it is too high of a price to take -- toay. for those that say we must pay it because we are going after al qaeda, afghanistan is where al qaeda used to beat off. today there are fewer than 100 al qaeda in afghanistan, which was confirmed last night -- last month by the cia chief. they have relocated to other countries and regions. i yield myself an addional minute. i have the utmost respect for our troops, who have done everything asked of them. but they are being let down by the inability of the government of afghanistan and in some instances, pakistan, to do their part. i would be willing to support additional war funding provided that congress would vote, up or down, explicitly on whether or not to continue this policy after a new national intelligence estimate is produced. absent that discipline, i cannot but my constituentsin the eye to say that this operation will hurt our enemies mor
in the u.s. >> say that again. that surprised me. more students -- >> in numbers we have about the same number of people getting degrees in computer science in the u.s. >> is that because you're playing catchup with the u.s.? >> that's right. we're focusing how technology is going to be really do well. it's very important and we're focusing on that. we recently built competitive but the focus is how we jump into knowledge based economy based in technology and technology means any things. not just software. >> do you use israel as a model of how you want to do this? there are companies based in silicon valley that have operations in israel and a couple weeks ago i went to an israel conference where there was a huge presence from google and oracle. >> israel has small country. mexico has tremendous opportunity. we have a fantastic condition and that's one of the things we're seeking. how we learn venture capitals to make an interview to michael cassidy and how we replicate that. we shop companies that are getting into that business and we pursue how we create that. >> how do you appeal to
illegal immigration. the u.s. justice department has, indeed, filed a lawsuit that challenges the state of arizona's tough new immigration law. the measure set to go into effect later this month. the law requires local police to question possible illegal immigrants and also makes it a crime for legal immigrants not to carry their documents. the obama administration argues federal law trumps the state law. the president himself called this plan misguided and one senior justice department official said today that allowing it opens the door for a patchwork of immigration laws across the country. we think that is untenable. but supporters say they need this law because they claim the feds haven't done enough to stop illegal immigration. the arizona governor jan brewer who signed this bill into law released a statement that reads, in part, today's filing is nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds. these funds could be better used against the violent mexican cartels than the people of arizona. anita vogel on fox top story in our northwest newsroom. strong reaction from arizona law
this summer. >> lehrer: margaret warner talks to global post reporter jean mckinsey about u.s. efforts to build up local security forces in afghanistan. >> ifill: and geoffrey brown talks to artist chuck close and his biographer christopher finch about art and overcoming adversity. >> i have a great deal of difficulty recognizing faces. especially if i happen to... if i've just met somebody, it's hopeless. >> brown: you are known for portrays of faces. >> i was driven to make them. i'm absolutely positive. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> lehrer: the stock market rallied for the first time in more than a week. the dow jones industrial average was up more than 170 points before dou
'll be among a group of russian prisoners traded for the ten alleged spies recently arrested in the u.s. his brother says sutyagin was suddenly transferd from a remote prison to a moscow cell. >> an international spy swap. >> reporter: while a russian television newscast trumpeted an imminent exchange, no official swap has been announced. the white house swatted away questions. >> this is, as we've said earlier, law enforcement matter. >> reporter: sources say it's likely spy deal will get done as u.s. and russian negotiators work out the details. in a possible precursor, the alleged spy arrested in virginia and boston were transferred to new york. all ten suspects will be in court there tomorrow. >> what the tea leaves seem to suggest is that you have a bundling of the individuals and the issues so that if there is a deal to be struck it can be struck quite effectively and efficiently. >> reporter: sources say a spy exchange could be a tidy ending to what's become a bit of a diplomatics me. the arrest of the ten alleged russian agents came just days after the so-called hamburger summit desi
in washington. tonight, iranian president, ahmadinejad is accusing the u.s. and israel of preparing a military strike against at least two countries in the middle east in coming weeks. talking to state-run television today, ahmadinejad said that the logic world leaders are using to try to get iran to negotiate about the nuclear program through sanctions is "just a failure." hour, in that same interview, the iranian president said his country is now ready to sit down for new talks without preconditions in september. a mixed message, to say the least. in an exclusive interview with me today, israeli defense minister responded directly. i asked him, first, for the response to this ahmadinejad statement references the u.s. and israel: "they have decided to lunch attacks when the next three months on two countries in our region on at least two countries." including the second one, well, i don't know, i cannot explain and do not understand what he said. he is telling the world we cannot coerce anyone into anything. (inaudible) i prefer not to judge him upon what he said but upon what he is doing. b
. then the u.s. and israel mend fences and focus on the growing threat to peace in the middle east. >> do you believe that a nuclear iran can be contained? >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in a "fox news sunday" exclusive. plus, the president plans out a new line of attack for november. we'll ask the panel if running against bush will work again. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: and hello again from fox news in washington. with a lot of ground to cover, let's turn to our first guest, obama senior advisor david axelrod. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> good to be here. >> chris: bp is replacing the containment cap on its runaway well. the company hopes to have it done monday as you can see from the live spill cam. until then the oil is gushing up into the gulf. it also hopes, bp, is working to finish its two relief wells. how confident are you that they will have this spill contained, stopped by the end of july? >> well, we are reasonably confident but obviously this thing is unchartered waters, no pun intended. our scientists, dr. chu and others have been spendin
we'll have that whole interview for you. first eric shawn and brand-new reporting. the u.s. commission of civil rights is demanding answers into why the decision was made to drop a high profile voter intimidation case against members of the new black panthers after it had already won. tomorrow the commission will hear from j. christian adams, that man right there, a doj attorney who quit his job and turned whistle belower -- whistle-blower over the handling of this case. he told us last week that soupb is lying about the reasons why charges were not pursued under the leadership of attorney general eric holder. it started after this video cause shot outside a philadelphia polling station on election day in 2008. new black panthers party members, one with a night stick glaring at voters. in one case allegedly tried to keep people out of the following place. eric shawn is live in our new york newsroom with the new details. >> reporter: he was a justice department lawyer in the voting rights division, that is the unit that is supposed to protect the rights of voters across the
's secure the border first -- basically the u.s.-mexican border, and then we will get to the other issues. what does it mean to secure the border and how will they recognize when that time arrives? >> ok. good question. one you want to tackle? [laughter] >> we may not have emphasized it as much because we were going to quickly. comprehensive reform we tested exclusively, cracking down on employers. it is very popular. as popular as border security. real people have that line in their heads. they like it for two reasons. they believe if the jobs are not the lawyer, -- lure, people will not be coming. they also believe these people are not just recruiting immigrants workers because they work hard or have skills they need, but because they can pay lower wages and a whole bunch of other goals that people think do not observe wage standards, etc. the public has a very strong narrative. they also believe that you put lawful employers at a disadvantage and that is not right. that is in their very, very strongly. we may have read over that too quickly. in terms of the congress, i think you would
on the security relationship between the u.s. and israel. andrew shapiro is expected to highlight recent efforts with the fence consultations and training partnerships, hosted by the brookings institution in washington. this event is scheduled to be 90 minutes. this is live coverage on c-span. [applause] >> thank you so much for that introduction and for your friendship and for all of the work you are doing here at the center. i would also like to thank martin, director for foreign policy. he gave me my first paying job in washington, d.c., 20 years ago. he was at another think tank in town. i had just graduated college and was unemployed. i read an op-ed by him, i thought it was very good. i got an interview and i was hired part-time in the fall of 1989. i must say, i was just out of school. i probably did not set the world on fire, but i begged and pleaded and got hired full-time. i was there in august of 1990, in the days right before iraq invaded kuwait, when there were some rumblings. i remember being at a barbecue at martin's house and he predicted that iraq would take some kind of aggress
legality and international norms. >> the u.s. wants these vital allies in the region to patch up their differences. american pressure is certainly being felt, but for turkey is hard line stance and it is winning fans and the middle east. >> israel definitely violated international law and violated the lives of those peaceful protestors who showed solidarity with the people of gaza. to break the siege that is called declared to be illegal -- >> turkey has a lot to lose from a complete break with israel. its armed forces would have to find new sources for much of the sophisticated equipment it uses against kurdish militants. but a biggest -- the biggest cost is playing the role of the regional power. a role that depends on it being able to talk to everyone. >> israel today has set out new rules governing the gaza blockade. the prime minister is about to start a visit to washington and president obama has long been urging israel to lift the blockade entirely. israel is not doing that, but its new list will specify the items not allowed in. restrictions have been lifted on food and c
by u.s. authorities. details are still emembers of the jurying about the settlements, part of the network of russians the u.s. says operated under deep cover. one 28-year-old was reportedly a diplomat's daughter who worked in london before moving to new york to set up a property business. court papers say they used invisible i think, coded radio broadcasts all while living apparently normal suburban lives. and while it may be making the front page, moscow's already playing down the arrests. one foreign men industry official said he doesn't expect the incident to harm relations with the u.s. >> you can keep up to date with all the latest developments. go to this clickible map you can see of the spies' hideouts in the united states. turkey has confirmed it held its first high-level meeting with israel after the rowe. nine people, mostly turkish activists died after their ship was stormed. >> how ties between turkey and israel had been affected. >> so far it's been mostly military ties. some of the bureaus will remember. throughout past month two israeli military flig
reforms in the u.s., congress passes the president's plans for tough new regulation of the banking industry. stopped at last, the oil leaking into the gulf seems to have stopped since bp began testing its cap on the leaking under seawell. the bed and kinds of its regulations dealing with the abuse of children by priests. welcome to bbc world news, a broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later for you, a special report from jerusalem. we reveal how israeli activists are offering a large sums of money is to palestinians for private property. and are the back for good? this time, robin williams is with them. take that is performing. ♪ >> hello. some call it the most profound overhaul of american financial regulation since the great depression. after many hurdles and much tussling, the financial regulation bill will finally become law. in a narrow vote, the u.s. senate has passed a bill to president obama first proposed the reforms more than a year ago and said he wants to sign it into law next week. going to our new york bureau now. this has been
in u.s. military spending. they write this in a joint article. "we may not agree on what to do with the estimated $1 trillion in savings, but we do agree that nothing -- we do agree that nothing either of us cares diply about will be possible if we do not begin to face this issue now." representatives frank and paul are joining us together from their respective states. congressman, thanks very much for coming in. how did you guys team up to call for this massive cut in u.s. military spending? congressman paul? >> well, the two of us have talked about this over the years. barne was motivated to come to me and ask me about this, about setting up a commission to do the study. set out a program. and it's not going to happen tomorrow. it's a ten-year program. he asked me if i'd be interested in doing a little bit more work. i obviously agreed to do that. i've almost looking for an opportunity to bring progressive democrats together with conse e conservative libertarian types because there are places where we can agree. >> let's talk about the specifics you have in mind. congressman
there and how will that impact the timetable for u.s. troop withdrawal? jon: bottom box, live in new york, just one of the cities where the heat is on big time, the northeast looking at triple digit temps. how long will this heat wave last and how long can you stay safe and cool during this summer sizler? >>> a new leader taking charge of the war in afghanistan. general david petraeus, formally assuming command, telling the 130,000 international troops you said his command, we are in this to win. petraeus, quickly stepping in to replace general stanley mcchrystal who resigned after those controversial remarks he made to rolling stone magazine. petraeus is in charge of turning around an increasingly deadly war at a critical time. he was just months -- he has just months, i should say, to convince both the afghan people and neighboring nations that the u.s. is committed to keeping al-qaeda out of that country. major garrett is live from the white house for us now. we all know june was the deadliest month of the afghan war, major, one of the issues facing u.s. forces, those rules of engagement. wh
for water and other projects. clinton's trip comes as richard haas tells news week that the u.s. needs to rethink afghanistan. that we're not winning and it's not worth it. he is suggesting a drawdown of troops. after nine years of war, continued involvement in afghanistan isn't likely to yield lasting improvements. it is time to scale down our ambition there and reduce and redirect what we do. >> others say that is not the time to leave. >> it's very difficult conflict. it will take a long time, sometimes hard for americans to swallow, but the notion that we can afford effectively to pull out causes risks and dangers for the united states down the road that are just almost impossible to quantify. >> reporter: it sounds like what secretary clinton will be arguing in kabul on tuesday. >> gregg: the search is on for right now for carjackers that killed an off-duty police officer in chicago. officer michael bailey was killed on his way home from work early this morning. 20 year veteran just two weeks from retirement, police say the shooting occurred when two men tried to steal his buick s
tries to push the reset button on u.s. relations with israel. will this go around with prime minister benjamin netanyahu be any different? this hour the talks, the tension, and the struggle for middle east peace. >>> also, the psychological toll of the gulf oil spill. a new move to make sure that bp helped victims of mental stress. >>> and the british royals may be watching their pennies but that's not stopping the queen from making a whirlwind trip to new york. wolf blitzers off today. i'm suzanne malveaux and you're in "the situation room." >>> new move today by israel setting the stage for tomorrow's high stakes talks between benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister, and president obama. now, israel is announcing a change in its controversial blockade policy to allow more goods into gaza but at the same time israel is refusing to apologize to turkey for an israeli raid on an aid ship to gaza that killed nine turkish citizens. i want to bring in our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan, it almost seems like groundhog's day. there have been so many visits between netanyahu and pr
the spiritual stronghold in kandahar is behind schedule. experts say the u.s. and nato forces don't get the key intelligence they need to target the taliban fighters. 102 coalition forces died in june. even with better intelligence in kandahar, those numbers are sure to increase. >> in the short term, casualties will go up. i'm convinced we can succeed and will succeed in kandahar is the key area. if we succeed there, we will succeed in the rest of this struggle. >> reporter: south carolina republican lindsey graham put petraeus' burden more succinctly. >> this is our last best to win. >> reporter: they might need new rules of engagement, but experts say don't give troops enough flexibility amongst enemies hiding amongst civilians. >> change how quickly people make decisions in allowing a soldier to engage a target or the soldier to be supported with heavier cap ber weaponry -- caliber weaponry such as 50 caliber indirect fire artillery or aviation-related assets to help him win the fight. >> reporter: petraeus told lawmakers who travel to afghanistan the rules classified for security reasons a
. then the u.s. and israel mend fence, and focus on the growing threat to peace, in the middle east. do you believe a nuclear iran can be contended with. >> benjamin netanyahu in a fox news sunday exclusive and the president tries out a new line of attack for november. we'll ask the panel if running against bush will work again. all, right now, on fox news sunday. >> chris: and hello again from fox news in washington. with a lot of ground to cover, let's turn to our first guest, obama senior advisor david axelrod. welcome back to fox news sunday. >> thanks, chris, good to be here. >> chris: let's start with the latest news. bp is replacing the containment cap on the run away well, and the company hopes to have it done monday, as you can see, from the live spill cam, until then, the oil is gushing up into the gulf and also hopes -- bp -- to work to finish the two relief wells. how confident are you that they will have this spill contained? stopped? by the end of july? >> we are reasonably confident but, obviously, this thing is uncharted waters. no pun intended. our scientists, have spending
a in the u.s. after spending time with some 90,000 u.s. troops stationed in iraq. they plan to -- in her exclusive interview in bang dad andrea asked the vice president about the way forward in iraq and afghanistan. and she began by asking about that mortar attack near the u.s. embassy just as the vice president arrived. >> thank you very much, mr. vice president. >> thanks for being here. >> well, iraq is at such a critical stage. now, you've been here. we know that incidents are down. it's a lot safer here. that's part of your message. the iraqis are stepping up. yet in the middle of the night, what happened? >> well, actually i was getting out of the car. i was debriefing my two colleague s and we heard this whistle. it went over our head in the automobile and apparently not too far away there was an explosion. but, look, you know, that's not a big deal. it happens. and it's unusual. incidents are way, way down. know we don't talk about specifics of security. but your reaction? >> my reaction was not too dissimilar to yours. he said let's go inside. i thought let me finish the debr de
each other about a ra barack and david. >> the u.s. has no stronger partner than great britain. >> reporter: but the bp oil leak in the gulf coast test thad alliance. oil giant british petroleum continues to wreak of havoc. >> i completely understand the anger that exists. the oil spill a catastrophe. >> reporter: and growing controversy whether bp had the role in a release of ali muhammad. >> releasing a mass murderer of 270 people, the largest act of terrorism ever committed in the united kingdom, was completely wrong. so in my view, neither should that killer have been given that luxury. that wasn't a decision taken by bp. it was taken by the scottish government. >> reporter: he was convicted in the 1988 pan am 103 bombing over lockerbie scotland that killed 270 people, mostly americans. the scottish government released him on compassionate grounds after doctors said he had terminal prostate cancer and just three months to live. president obama said that was a mistake, and cameron agreed. cameron said he would provide information for a u.s. congressional investigation but di
. >>> a developing story from afghanistan. monday was a deadly day for international forces. nato says five u.s. troops and the british soldiers were killed in separate bombings around that country. 14 u.s. and international troops have been killed in afghanistan this month. >>> 78 of the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico. rough weather is delaying efforts to contain the oil. choppy seas have kept skimming boats in port. the oil has reached every gulf coast states. bp says its first relief wells should be finished in early next month. one expert says the company will need another oilwell to completely stop the leak. >>> the justice department has decided to file a lawsuit against arizona over its immigration law. it could be filed as early as today. the government will argue the federal law takes precedence over state law. the law gives police the power to question anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant. >>> 6:07 on this tuesday. still ahead, your mail could be on the verge of getting a lot more expensive. we will tell you why. >>> why fewer trains are running during the back to work r
negligence. if they are wrong about this, an additional $15 billion in penalties will be payable to the u.s. government. >> one of the criticisms is that after the explosion, you were focused on the financial impact and not on the human tragedy of the individuals that lost their lives. >> in every crisis, there are things that could have been done differently. i am sure that we can look back and we can learn from this. >> no questions at all, please. >> if a man on the right cannot answer questions, many who have their stake in the company through their pension fund should worry. >> the u.n.'s former chief weapons inspector has told the iraq inquiry here in britain that the bush administration invaded by iraq because they were high on the idea of the invasion. there is in question, the judgment of george bush and tony blair. he said that should have realized that their intelligence sources were fopoor. >> he was a swedish lawyer and diplomat sent to look for weapons of mass destruction. he ended up being caught between saddam hussein's innovation and the impatience of george bush. today, he
will be payable to the u.s. government. >> one of the criticisms is that, after the explosion, you were a bit to focus on the financial impact and not on the human tragedy of the individuals who lost their lives. >> in every crisis, there are things of that i could have done differently. once we are through all of this, we can look back and draw conclusions and learn from this. >> no questions at all, please. >> if the blow on the right cannot answer questions about the bp future, maybe those who have pension funds should worry. >> another story that involves bp, the u.s. senate committee investigating the release of the only man convicted of the lockerbie bombing has put off the hearing is scheduled for thursday. robert menendez, who was about to take care, has announced the postponement because key witnesses have refused to appear. he was very critical. >> it is utterly disappointing. it is pretty outrageous that's none of the key witnesses will cooperate with our request to answer questions before the senate foreign relations committee. the have stonewalled. each side has claimed innocence
made me unconscious, then transferred me to the u.s. aboard a military plane. >> under the watchful eye of an iranian deputy foreign minister, he gave more details of his treatment by the americans. >> within the first two months, i was subjected to fierce mental and psychological torture by agents and interrogators by the u.s. central intelligence agency. >> at the cia, they have a very different story. sources have told the american media that shahram amiri was paid $5 million for coming to the united states. he came to us freely and left as freely, said american officials. they believe the video messages sent by mr. shahram amiri back from the united states to iran, in which he related details of his alleged kidnapping, was an attempt by him to get back into favor with the iranian government so he could return to his family. the americans say he has given important information about the nuclear program. mr. shahram amiri denies he is a top nuclear scientist, it's -- insisting he is a simple researcher. the truth may never emerge. even if he was a defector, the iranian authorities hav
. >> these protesters chanted at the white house ahead of that meeting. they are calling for an end to all u.s. aid to israel. the two are meeting one day after israel eased its blockade of the gaza strip and israel is pushing for face-to-face peace talks with the palestinians. >>> the justice department is filing suit against arizona. this could happen as early as todaydoj sources say the government is challenging the arizona immigration law. they say enforcing immigration laws is a federal job. it gives arizona police officers the ability to check people's immigration status. >>> bp says it is about to connect a third recovery ship to capture twice as many barrels of oil per day. the oil leak is still going strong and it has hit the beaches of texas. >> along the texas coast, tourists mingle with tara balls. they originated from the deep water horizon theme that would hurt all the business on the beach that gets their money. >> officials say the tart balls were carried in by chips and not current. >> we think this may be an anomaly and an alternative theory, perhaps a ballast tank had some the to
changed. >> the u.s. vice-president has urged iraqi politicians to form a coalition to end the deadlock that has left the country without the government. it has been four months since iraq's inconclusive elections. iran has accused some gulf states of refusing to provide fuel for their airliners. a senior aviation official says that the action has greatly increased the cost of such flights. german officials deny any such fuel ban. a strike over fuel price increases has disrupted normal life across much of the country in india. many schools and businesses were closed. a court in beijing has sentenced an american geologist born in china to eight years in prison. convicted of stealing state secrets, detained in 2007 after negotiating the sale of a publicly available oil industry data base for his employer's. >> for 2.5 years this chinese american geologist has languished in captivity. saying he has been tortured, burned, it on the head by interrogators. monday his lawyers and sister arrived to hear the long-delayed verdict. because of china's secrecy laws, it is enough to see him convicted
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